Assistant Field Manager for vegetable, berries, tree fruits and greenhouse crops
Honey Brook Organic Farm in Chesterfield & Pennington, NJ, is one of the largest and oldest organic vegetable crop farms in the Northeast, with 120 acres in production for a 3200+ member CSA. We can offer a diverse job experience in a farming operation continuing to expand its crop offerings and production technologies. Honey Brook Organic Farm is a model of sustainable, profitable farming with a wealth of valuable experience to share with employees. The Assistant Field Manager will be responsible for overseeing many aspects of field management, including: 1) The direct supervision of the daily tasks of 12-14 field workers. 2) Oversight of irrigation staff, assisting with decisions about when, where and how long to irrigate. 3) Tillage and field preparation. 4) Tractor cultivation for weeds. 5) Seeding, transplanting, and organic fertilizer applications. 6) Shared responsibility for spraying organic pesticides and biological enhancers. 7) Some insect and disease scouting. 8) Record keeping for these tasks is required. This is a nine-month position, with hours fluctuating during the growing season from 60 hours/week from mid-March to August, 50 hours/week from September to October and decreasing to 30 hours/week for November. Sometimes includes Saturday work. Ideal candidate would be literate in both Spanish and English, in order to co-manage a crew of workers who are Spanish speakers. Must have valid drivers license. The Assistant Field Manager will need to pay attention to detail & have good communication skills. Works closely with the farm manager, delivery truck drivers and greenhouse manager. We can provide you with free housing at our Pennington farm in the midst of a 900+ acre nature preserve; - accrued sick time pay; and - one “individual” sized share of produce from our farm’s CSA program is includedwith employment.
Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience, but above $15/hour.
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